Santo Domingo Vacations – 3 Great Ideas!

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Santo Domingo vacations can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you like. When you visit Santo Domingo you have a wide variety of options. Do you like exploring new areas, visiting museums and historical sites, dancing until the morning light or maybe just heading to the nearest beach? All of these, and even more choices, are available on your Santo Domingo vacation.

Let’s take a look at 3 Great Santo Domingo Vacation Ideas!


Renaissance Jaragua Hotel Santo DomingoIf you crave luxury with all the amenities, this is for you. The Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino is an expansive luxury hotel complex that offers a spa, massages, a big, sparkling pool with semi-private cabanas, tennis courts, a fitness center, outdoor dining in several areas, an elegant restaurant, a disco and more.

This is the ideal choice for those who prefer lounging about in style, perhaps with an occasional outing to the hotel’s casino. Located on the Malecon waterside drive, many of the rooms offer exceptional views of the Caribbean.
Avenida George Washington 367
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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As the oldest European settled city in the New World, Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a favorite destination for lovers of Spanish Colonial architecture and historic charm. If you enjoy outdoor cafes, museums, shady parks and guided tours of the Colonial Zone’s main attractions, then this should be your first choice among the Santo Domingo vacations. There are two exceptional luxury hotels that should be considered. Both are housed in Spanish Colonial buildings and offer the finest in decor and services.

Casas de XVI Colonial Zone Casas del XVI is a luxury boutique hotel and a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World. It is located in the heart of the Colonial Zone although in a quiet and exclusive area.
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Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Hotel Hostal Nicolas de Ovando Santo Domingo (ACCOR) is located on the first street of the Americas – Calle Las Damas and is well known for its service, beautiful rooms and wonderful courtyard restaurant. Just steps to Plaza Espana and the major attractions of the Colonial Zone.

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Upon arriving at the Santo Domingo Las Americas airport, you may want to spend a few days visiting the capital before doing what you really want… going to the beach! Luckily for you, the beach is definitely an option for your Santo Domingo vacations. There are two principal beaches close to Santo Domingo: Boca Chica and Juan Dolio. Boca Chica is a bit more festive and crowded, with lots of locals and visitors. Juan Dolio, on the other hand, has more beachfront and less people, particularly the Guayacanes area of Juan Dolio.

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Boca Chica Beaches

Juan Dolio Beaches

Juan Dolio Beach
Juan Dolio Beach